The flight data used by Plane Finder is collected via ground based ADS-B receiving stations located all over the world. We work very hard to continually increase our global coverage and it is improving all of the time.
We understand that a lot of time and effort goes into running a full or part time ADS-B data feed and very much appreciate all data that is shared with us. If you share data please make sure you ask us for free apps. We will also be delighted to hear from you if you ever need any help or advice and will try our very best to help out.
If you run an ADS-B receiver of any type and want to see your data in Plane Finder, please see the simple instructions below and let us know that you’ve set it up. Alternatively contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll respond straight away.
We have some very simple client software for Windows, Linux and Mac so it should be very easy to share your ADS-B data.
Our software client works with all receivers including Plane Finder Radar, Kinetic SBS and Puck models, Mode-S Beast and Radarcape, RTL, MicroADSB etc.
If you are in a location that does not have any data, or if you can help us improve our current ADS-B coverage (such as by hosting a receiver near a major airport) we may even be able to supply a high quality ADS-B system for free! There are a few requirements that need to be met but you don’t have to know anything about the technology in advance.
Alternatively you can share your data via COAA PlanePlotter. If you don’t already use it you can download the latest version from here.
We have been working with COAA and the latest versions simplify the sharing process as you can just select the PlaneFinder checkbox. Please contact us if you don’t wish to purchase the software yourself. If you let us know your PlanePlotter share code we will conform that we can identify your data share.
Once PlanePlotter is working go to Options–>Sharing–>Setup and tick the top secondary sharing box as shown in the image below.
A big thank you to all who contribute to Plane Finder.